I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.
Rhythm is something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.